Julia Louis-Dreyfus is starting to dominate her Emmys category of Best Comedy Actress. If she wins a third consecutive time in August for her role as U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer on “Veep,” she will be moving into the same territory of control that Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) and Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”) had decades ago. We will ask her about those Emmy chances when she joins us for a live chat this Monday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. PT; 5:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
No matter what happens at the next ceremony, Louis-Dreyfus has been setting Emmy records over her three-decade television career. Last year, she surpassed legend Lucille Ball by receiving her 14th comedic acting nomination (this year’s nod brings her to 15). Following Tyne Daly, she is only the second person to ever win Emmys for three different regular series roles (“Seinfeld,” 1996; “New Adventures of Old Christine,” 2006; “Veep,” 2012 and 2013). For all that success, the Television Academy inducted her into their TV Hall of Fame earlier this spring.
Along with her 15 performance nominations, she is also a producer for the HBO series “Veep” and has now picked up her third bid as Best Comedy Series. They are up against four-time reigning champ “Modern Family,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Silicon Valley” in that category.
For her own acting category, she is submitting the episode “Crate.” In that installment, she and her staff are on the road campaigning when she finds out the President is resigning. The show ends with Selina and her assistant Gary (Tony Hale) in the bathroom laughing uncontrollably at the news that she is assuming that high position. Her competitors this year are Lena Dunham (“Girls“), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“), Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly“), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“), and Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”).
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